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Awareness with Horses
One-to-one sessions with horses
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Awareness with Horses

Leadership and Team Building Workshops

Get out of the office and into nature to experience co-creative leadership and team building.

"I think a major act of leadership right now, call it a radical act, is to create the places and processes so people can actually learn together, using our experiences." Margaret J. Wheatley

Experiential Leadership & Team Building
Explore innovative co-creative ways leading and building teams in times of change. We bring the latest ideas in complexity, theory U, living systems, conscious business, mindfulness and sustainability from renowned thinkers such as Daniel Goleman, Otto Scharmer, Peter Senge, Margaret Wheatley and Giles Hutchins - into the field with horses.

From Ego Leadership to Eco-Leadership
What you can expect to gain in a Leadership workshop
• Fresh insights into how to move your business or organisation forward in times of change.
• Practice and embody presence and authenticity, know when you have it from the accurate non-judgemental feed back the horses give.
• Experience being in a place of power with, rather than power over, or no power at all, in the different roles and and situations you find yourselves in.
• By bringing your ideas, strategies and challenges out of the boardroom and into "the field" and working with horses in systemic field work the intent will be that you will
• Leave with a clearer idea of how to move forward.

Building Teams
What you can expect to gain in a team building workshop
• Develop a stronger sense of team identity
• Discover how to operate from a place of co-creative teamwork
• Explore goals and values with your staff and colleagues
• Practice moving forward as a team in times of uncertainty
• See with new eyes the contribution each individual makes to the team

Booking Options
One to three day courses or three to six half days.

Pricing
All our workshops and programmes are bespoke, we can design the right workshop or programme to suit your needs.
One day workshop for 8 people - £150.00 per person - Total for Group: £1200
Three day programme (or 6 half days) for 6 people - £450.00 per person for all 3 days - Total for Group £2700

One-to-one sessions from £60 see equine assisted business coaching below.

Location and group sizes
We can run these workshops at Dreamwood Farm or if it suits you better from indoor equestrian acolytes closure to Plymouth or Exeter.

The workshop will be lead by Sue Blagburn, founder, facilitator and director of Awareness with Horses CIC. Sue is also a business coach, her focus is to bring equine facilitated experiential learning to organisations and individuals looking at sustainable and ecological ways of running their companies. Bringing theory U, mindfulness and emotional Intelligence, living systems, eco-intelligence and gestalt exercises and philosophies into the field or arena with horses. She says "Horses allow us the opportunity to embody the experience of inner knowing, presencing, social innovation and mindfulness."

For more information contact Sue Blagburn
Phone: 07831 865259
Email: awarenesswithhorses@btconnect.com

What happens in a Leadership or Team Building workshop
"Returning our senses to our social herd-like nature is not a sign of weakness, but a place to gain personal responsibility through wisdom and courage. As we gain wisdom we increase our ability to become conscious co-creators for ourselves, each other and all of life. In this way, working on our leadership presence with horses provides a rich opportunity to refine our natural leadership qualities. We deconstruct our rationality constrained ideas of leadership and learn that everyone has leadership capabilities and responsibilities." Giles Hutchins

We offer an emergent space to adventure with the horses as our guides in order to develop new awareness and insight into how to move forward in times of change and uncertainty.

You will be learning experientially with horses on the ground, engaging with them without force or dominance, whilst being supported in a non-judgemental space by experienced facilitators and coaches. Horses by their natural biological make-up will be asking us to stay in the present moment, and enter into our intuitive, embodied ways of knowing - with the horses as our guides, reflecting back to us accurate non-judgemental feedback on our ideas, plans and the obstacles we need to get over, both personally and as an organisation.

We create an environment which is participative and experiential. We all learn from each other and the horses. Everyone contributes. Everyone learns.

Your team is invited to bring their compelling questions concerning the plans, goals or challenges you wish to work on, out of the boardroom and into nature. You are then professionally facilitated and coached, actively exploring questions relating to the organisation and how to move forward in a creative inquiry and investigation.

During the workshop the horses become our insightful guides through a personal and professional development journey, providing a foundational space and grounded experience to cultivate courageous team players beyond ego-imposed limitations in these times of changes and uncertainty. In addition learning how horses interact with each other as a living system in a herd can provide insights into improving relationships within teams, including how to motivate, handle conflict, differences of opinion, and move forward with the intent of the whole organisation knowing where they are going.

Equine Assisted Business Coaching - "21st Century Coach with Horses"
"There are no failures - just experiences and your reactions to them." Tom Krause

What can you expect to gain that you wouldn't gain from traditional business coaching….
• Awareness of how to get from where you are to where you want to be from an environment away from stuck habits that you may not otherwise notice
• As both technology and our lives get faster and faster often we never have time to even stop and step out to see the wood for the trees
• Get non judgemental feedback from other than human beings on your plans to move forward with an idea or a vision.

Equine assisted coaching offers a combination of professional business coaching or mentoring and equine facilitated experiential learning where we focus on moving forward in your professional and/or personal life. You start off and end as you would in a normal coaching session with somewhere between 60% and 80% of the time engaging with the horses.

During a coaching session the horses become our insightful guides through a personal and professional development journey, providing a foundational space and grounded experience to cultivate courageous ways of moving forward beyond ego-imposed limitations, particularly in times of changes and uncertainty.

Sessions last for 90 minutes, and on your first coaching session we start by discussing and mutually agreeing how you would like to work and how many sessions you would like to achieve your objectives. We offer the first session free so you can make sure being coached assisted with horses is right for you.

How much does it cost?
One-to-one coaching sessions lasting one and a half hours:
Financed by an organisation employing more than 10 employees £95 per sessionFinanced by an organisation employing between 3-10 employees £75.00
Financed by an organisation employing less than 3 employees or self employed £60.00

Special Offer
From now until April 2020 we are also offering a free introductory taster session on all individually financed coaching, social enterprises or charities.

For more information contact Sue Blagburn
Phone: 07831 865259
Email: awarenesswithhorses@btconnect.com

Talks and Demos
Evolve as a leader to a place of power with - rather than power over

Leadership and Team Building Talks & Interactive Demonstrations
Dates will be announced on this website soon or to receive our newsletters please click here

Bringing new ways of learning, adapting and evolving as leaders and organisations into the field of experiential learning with horses

During the evening we will be demonstrating how working experientially with horses can help leaders and managers individually and collectively stay resilient and even flourish in time of change.

This will include exploring new methods and modes of organisational learning, leadership development and co-creative team building, including giving participants the opportunity to experience working experientially with the horses first around building presence and connection, and then moving into working with the self organisation principles of living systems to look at teambuilding.

Half way through the evening there will be a break with a chance to participate in "Networking Neighs" an inspirational and refreshing way of networking, and a chance to meet and share ideas with like minded people. Refreshments will also be served during the networking.

21st Century Horse Power getting individuals and organisations from where they are to where they need to be.

We will explore some of the theory behind new methods and modes of organisational learning, leadership development and co-creative team building including: Complexity, Living Systems, Theory U and Presencing. Plus the latest science and ethological research on eco-intelligence and swarm theory, turning the latter into horse herd theory.

We then take these new theories of learning, adapting and evolving as leaders and organisations into the field of Experiential Leadership with Horses, experiencing first hand how equine experiential learning may be able to help teach us to cope better in a complex world.

Sue Blagburn is the founder, facilitator and director of Awareness with Horses CIC, s also a business coach. Her focus is to bring equine facilitated experiential learning to organisations and individuals looking at sustainable and ecological ways of running their companies. Bringing theory U, mindfulness and emotional Intelligence, living systems, eco-intelligence and gestalt exercises and philosophies into the field or arena with horses. She says "Horses allow us the opportunity to embody the experience of inner knowing, presencing, social innovation and mindfulness."

"I think a major act of leadership right now, call it a radical act, is to create the places and processes so people can actually learn together, using our experiences"   Margaret J. Wheatley

"Returning our senses to our social herd-like nature is not a sign of weakness, but a place to gain personal responsibility through wisdom and courage. As we gain wisdom we increase our ability to become conscious co-creators for ourselves, each other and all of life. In this way, working on our leadership presence with horses provides a rich opportunity to refine our natural leadership qualities. We deconstruct our rationality constrained ideas of leadership and learn that everyone has leadership capabilities and responsibilities." Giles Hutchins

Our pricing policy
Please note: We are a Social Enterprise which means all profits we make running our leadership and team building workshops and business coaching one-to-one or group sessions will get reinvested into Awareness with Horses CIC to enable us to offer affordable, subsidised learn & therapy one-to-one and group sessions to disadvantaged people who can't afford to pay what it really costs to deliver. So if you come and work with us, not only are you making an investment in your organisation, you are also helping finance our young people programmes for disadvantaged people.

For more information contact Sue Blagburn
Phone: 07831 865259
Email: awarenesswithhorses@btconnect.com
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Awareness with Horses CIC
Dreamwood Farm, Higher Ashton, Exeter, Devon EX6 7RD

We are a not-for-profit social enterprise registered as a Community Interest Company.
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